Trump spiller på reaktioner

“Trump vil nægte alle alle muslimer indrejse til USA” skrev Politiken i sin overskrift, mens man på Jyllands-posten brugte ordet ‘forbyde’ og på Ekstrabladet den mere nedtonede vending “lukke af for”. Det vil efter min mening være en grov forskelsbehandling af muslimer, hvis ikke man samtidig deporterede de muslimer der allerede nu opholder sig i USA. Men man glemmer måske historien, så Geofry Lord minder om den i Spectator

Germany, Italy and the Japanese were the Muslims of the day in December, 1941. And FDR responded as follows, first with the Germans in presidential proclamation 2526 that was titled as being targeted to …this is a direct quote — “Aliens: Germans.” And what of those “Alien” Germans? FDR demanded that

… all natives, citizens, denizens, or subjects of the hostile nation or government, being of the age of fourteen years and upward, who shall be within the United States and not actually naturalized, shall be liable to be apprehended, restrained, secured, and removed as alien enemies. The President is authorized in any such event, by his proclamation thereof, or other public act, to direct the conduct to be observed, on the part of the United States, toward the aliens who become so liable; the manner and degree of the restraint to which they shall be subject and in what cases, and upon what security their residence shall be permitted, and to provide for the removal of those who, not being permitted to reside within the United States, refuse or neglect to depart therefrom; and to establish any other regulations which are found necessary in the premises and for the public safety.

Actually, FDR being the thorough kind of guy that he was, had his Proclamation 2526 come after his Proclamation 2525, which targeted the perpetrators of Pearl Harbor — the Japanese. In identical language to his treatment of German immigrants in America, FDR proclaimed in a proclamation dedicated to… quote again “Aliens: Japanese”… that if:

… the President makes public proclamation of the event, all natives, citizens, denizens, or subjects of the hostile nation or government, being of the age of fourteen years and upward, who shall be within the United States and not actually naturalized, shall be liable to be apprehended, restrained, secured, and removed as alien enemies. The President is authorized in any such event, by his proclamation thereof, or other public act, to direct the conduct to be observed, on the part of the United States, toward the aliens who become so liable; the manner and degree of the restraint to which they shall be subject and in what cases, and upon what security their residence shall be permitted, and to provide for the removal of those who, not being permitted to reside within the United States, refuse or neglect to depart therefrom; and to establish any other regulations which are found necessary in the premises and for the public safety.

Oh. And don’t forget the Italians.

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FDR was Donald Trump on steroids when America was under attack, with FDR using his presidential powers to declare Germans, Italians, and Japanese in America “enemy aliens,” slapping curfews on them, registering them, taking away everything from their guns to their binoculars to their right to travel to their jobs.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt havde, som venstrefløjen flest, et problem med jøder og på et møde med Churchill i Det Hvide Hus i 1943 - mens Holocaust var godt igang i Tyskland og England havde indrejseforbud for jøder til Palæstina - ville Roosevelt gerne diskutere ‘det jødiske spørgsmål‘. I hans optik ville det være best “to spread the Jews thin all over the world”. For Obama, og vores egne politikere for den sags skyld, er muslimer hvor tids jøder, som det gælder at smøre tykt ud i hver en afkrog af fædrelandet.

Men også Jimmy Carter, der i FDRs ånd kæmper palæstinensernes sag mens et israelsk vidundermiddel holder ham i live, har haft indslag af fornuftige tanker, skriver den altid fremragende Daniel Greenfield

Here’s Jimmy “Hitler” Carter saying it back in 1980.

Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury [State] and the Attorney General will invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly.

Apparently barring people from a terrorist country is not against “our values” after all. It may even be “who we are”. Either that or Carter was a racist monster just like Trump.

Meanwhile here’s how the Iranian students in the US were treated.

Carter orders 50,000 Iranian students in US to report to immigration office with view to deporting those in violation of their visas. On 27 December 1979, US appeals court allows deportation of Iranian students found in violation.

In November 1979, the Attorney General had given all Iranian students one month to report to the local immigration office. Around 7,000 were found in violation of their visas. Around 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the US.

Så de politiske og moralske fyrtårne FDR og Carter blokerede uproblematisk for al indrejse til USA af mennesker fra fjendtlige magter og nationer. Men var det nu også det Trump sagde at han agtede? Ezra Lavant

Men jeg har nu ingen illusioner om show-manden Trump og tror Matt Walsh rammer plet i The Blaze

Anyway, the real problem with what Donald Trump says is that he’s not serious about anything he says, which is why he’ll often say five or six conflicting things before settling on whichever version gets the most attention and draws the least blow back from the right wing. My theory is that he makes a vague but dramatic statement, waits for conservative columnists to write their “this is what we think Donald Trump actually meant, and if he did mean this then he’s right” columns, and then comes out a day later to clarify that he did in fact mean whatever those clever conservatives hoped he meant. It’s at once the dumbest and smartest political strategy I’ve ever seen.

Nogle sukker efter en stærk mand. Måske en populist er hvad der skal til?

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